Mexican drug cartels

Guzman Arrested
3:10 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

The Long Tentacles of a Drug Cartel

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after his arrest over the weekend.
Credit Marco Ugarte/AP

A veteran agent with the Drug Enforcement Agency said Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s drug cartel reached into downstate Illinois, including western Illinois.

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Shop Talk - April 3
3:10 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Protecting Journalists in Mexico

The panelists talk about a constitutional amendment in Mexico that would federalize criminal attacks on journalists.

The Citizen Media Law Project reports the amendment was recently approved by the Mexican Senate. It still needs to be approved by more than half of the country's 31 state legislatures. Even if it wins approval, the amendment offers no guidance on how it would be enforced.

Drug cartels have made Mexico one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists, who are routinely threatened, attacked, or killed if they report on crime.

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